Feb 15

Volunteer Opportunities!

Hello fellow JETs! It’s been quite cold recently, but we are only a bit more than a month away from spring, so let’s hang in there!

If you are interested in volunteering for the JET community, here are two opportunities you can consider:

Fukuoka JET Orientation Committee (FJOC) 2017 Recruitment

The Fukuoka JET Orientation Committee (FJOC) is currently recruiting enthusiastic reappointing JETs to serve as committee member for Orientation, provisionally scheduled for August 7th or 9th, 2017. As a member, you will have the opportunity to plan, organize, and implement one of the largest events for JETs in Fukuoka.

Application has been sent to your contracting organization. Application deadline is around the end of February, depending on your contracting organization.  For more information, please contact your supervisor.

PSG Volunteer Recruitment 2017 – 2018

The AJET Peer Support Group is recruiting volunteers for the 2017 – 2018 JET year!  Applications will be open from February 13, 2017 to March 13, 2017.

About PSG
PSG is a confidential and anonymous resource provided by JETs, for JETs. Our volunteers are trained to listen and support callers through a wide spectrum of challenges, and put them in touch with the appropriate resources.
PSG operates from 8pm to 7am, 365 days a year, and is the only overnight support service designed to serve JETs nationwide. Contact us at 050-5534-5566, on Skype at “AJETPSG”,  or check out our website at www.ajetpsg.com
Who We’re Looking For

Any re-contracting JET (ALT or CIR) is eligible to volunteer with PSG. We seek open-minded and dedicated volunteers with an interest in assisting other JETs, and a willingness to learn PSG’s specific way of accomplishing this.
PSG volunteers are NOT counsellors, but peers who train to be effective listeners and a resource for other JETs. Prior training in psychology or counselling, or service in support roles may be helpful, but is not required. All selected volunteers will undergo approximately 25 hours of training and role-play exercises to understand PSG’s mission and techniques.
All prospective volunteers must have reliable home internet service, e.g. via a landline. A smartphone or pocket WIFI alone is not sufficient.
Time Commitment
Flexible. Members typically volunteer two to three evenings each month. Volunteers must submit ten open evenings each month and two holiday/ weekend nights from which their shifts will be assigned.
Successful applicants will take part in mandatory training sessions throughout mid-May and June. While multiple sessions will be scheduled, in principle new volunteers will have to devote one full evening per week for five weeks to complete training, with individually scheduled practice role-plays to follow.
How to Apply
Interested JETs may apply via the ‘Be A Volunteer’ page on our website: www.ajetpsg.com. For further inquiries, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Lynne Francis at psgapplications@gmail.com. Please do not contact the hotline with recruiting-related questions. Applications will be open from February 13, 2017 to March 13, 2017.